Obituaries, July 6, 2014

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:06 PM


Priscilla White Hoover
DURHAM — Priscilla White Hoover, 67, departed this life on July 2, 2014.
She leaves behind her husband, Robert L. Hoover, her son, Brian K. Hoover (Tristal) and her 3-month-old granddaughter, Adrienne Nicole Hoover, three sisters, three brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Community Baptist Church, Durham, with visitation at 12 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Hubbard Durant Maynard, Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. Hubbard Durant Maynard, Jr. (HD) passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Croasdaile Retirement Community.
Mr. Maynard was born in Durham, NC to Imogene Thomas Maynard and Hubbard Durant Maynard, Sr. He was educated in the Durham public schools, graduating from Durham High School in 1941. He received his bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1947 and 1949 respectively.
Mr. Maynard served in the US Air Force from 1943 to 1945. A 2nd Lieutenant, Mr. Maynard was a bombardier on B-29s. After WWII, Mr. Maynard joined the Air Force Reserve, serving for twenty years and retiring with the rank of Major.
Mr. Maynard taught and coached in the Durham City School System from 1948 to 1956, first at E.K. Powe Junior High School and later at Durham High School. His Powe teams were city champions on many occasions and he posted over 100 basketball victories as a coach there. Mr. Maynard taught US History at Durham High School and began the first television-based instruction in conjunction with WUNC-TV.
In 1956, Mr. Maynard joined the administrative staff at Duke University Medical Center, retiring in 1986 as Manager of the Surgical Private Diagnostic Clinic. He was an active member of the North Carolina Medical Group Managers Association.
Mr. Maynard was regularly involved with civic affairs in Durham as a member of the Durham Toastmasters Club, Jaycees, the Durham Sports Club and the Durham Exchange Club, serving as President in 1966.
Mr. Maynard was a member of the Watts Street Baptist Church serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.
An avid golfer, Mr. Maynard was a member of Willowhaven Country Club in Durham and Longleaf Golf & Country Club in Southern Pines.
Mr. Maynard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claiborne Ross Maynard; and sister, Juanita Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Ann Eubanks Maynard; a sister, Peggy Cronham (Chuck) of Archdale; sons, HD Maynard, III (Jane) of Southern Pines and David W. Maynard (Cathy) of Birmingham AL; daughter, Carolyn Ann Downing of Mooresville; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Zelma Elizabeth Myers
DURHAM — Zelma Elizabeth Myers, 69, beloved sister of Nancie Myers Dent of Morrisville, PA and Lewis and David Myers of Durham, NC, passed away July 3, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. Lewis H. and Inez V. Myers and leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special aunt, Mary Myers Allen of St. Louis, MO.
She is a member of St. Titus’ and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Churches. She was active in her faith and volunteered with Urban Ministries, Durham Congregations in Action and Vacation Bible School. Upon her retirement from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, she fulfilled her passion for plants and the outdoors by becoming a Master Gardener and volunteering at Duke Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens memorial of Zelma Elizabeth Myers at
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church.
Online condolences may be made to

Hal Stewart Pope, Sr.
DURHAM — Hal Stewart Pope, Sr., 85, of Durham, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Hock Family Pavilion, Durham. Born in Durham County, Mr. Pope was the son of the late John Hal Pope and Ethel Mincey Pope. Mr. Pope was the owner of J.H. Pope and Son Contracting Co., and he retired from Honeywell Corp. as Manager of Facilities.
Mr. Pope is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ursula Renn Pope; three children, Hal Stewart Pope Jr. and wife Sherrie Gardner Pope, Carol Pope Beam and husband Ricky Austin Beam, and, Gilbert Renn Pope and wife Elizabeth Smith Pope; seven grandchildren, Kyle Beam, Katie Long, Joshua Beam, Jonathon Pope, Benjamin Pope, Ashley Pope and Sarah Pope; great-grandchildren, Adam and Emma Beam, Aiden Beam, Coleman and Everett Long and Deleah Smith; and a sister-in-law, Lydia Renn Taylor.
A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Clements Funeral Home Chapel, Durham, with Pastor Hal Stewart Pope, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday at Clements Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Marion Moore Sessoms
DURHAM — Mrs. Marion Moore Sessoms, 93, passed away at her home on July 2 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Sessoms, the daughter of the late Marion and Iva Moore of Fredonia, KY, married Carlie B. Sessoms of Durham, who preceded her in death in 1977. She had four brothers and two sisters and was the last surviving member of her generation.
After raising a family of four children, Mrs. Sessoms attended the Watts School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse, working at both Watts Hospital and Durham County General. She was an active member of the Robbins Road Christian Church prior to the dissolution of the congregation.
Mrs. Sessoms is survived by her four children, John, Carolyn, Ann, and James; daughter-in-law, Christy; and two grandchildren, Richard and Carlie Rose.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, North Carolina 27704.
The Sessoms family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at Select Obituaries.

Shane Wynne
DURHAM — Mr. Shane Wynne, 31, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Duke Regional Hospital. Mr. Wynne was born in Durham County, the son of Chip and Pam Wynne. He was employed by Wynco. Mr. Wynne was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tommy and Betsy Fuller.
In addition to his parents, Shane is survived by a daughter, Madisyn Ennis, and her mother, Amanda Ennis, of Creedmoor; brother, Robert “Robbie” Wynne and wife, Marilyn, and their children, Kaiya, Ronin and Tanith, of Lillington; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Ann Wynne; uncles, Thomas Fuller and wife, Billie, Michael Fuller and wife, Ron-Marie, and Chuck Wynne and wife, Rita; aunts, Robyn Wynne and Renee Wynne; and many loving cousins.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for Madisyn in care of Chip & Pam Wynne, 3868 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27705.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Clyde Lee Burnette
PITTSBORO — Funeral service for Mr. Clyde Lee Burnette will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 106 N. Robertson Street, Chapel Hill, N.C. at 1:00 pm with visitation 30 minutes prior to the the funeral. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.